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SAP Fiori Lessons Learned 18.

System Aliases definition for Fiori


I see many projects face issues for running Fiori launchpad and Fiori apps because the basic settings were wrong. If basic settings are wrong, you will waste long time for troubleshooting. Do the right thing in the beginning .

One of the setting is the "System Alias" definition. Please compare your settings with this settings.

help: Creating System Alias for Applications - SAP Fiori for SAP Business Suite - SAP Library

IMG: Manage SAP System Aliases in the frontend server (Gateway server)

Hub deployment: 2 servers = frontend + backend.

Hub deployment is the recommended option for productive use.

  • LOCAL : Set the Local GW on.
  • BACK_1 : Specify the TRUSTED RFC destination. Do not set any flag.
  • BACK_PGW : This is used for My Inbox(New) and Approve Requests (old) apps. Set the For Local App on. Software version is /IWPGW/BWF

Embedded deployment: (1 single server = frontend components are installed on backend)

Embedded deployment is used often for sandbox test system.

If the landscape is Embedded deployment, everything goes to LOCAL.

Please let me know if this setting is wrong. I always work on hub deployment and do not have enough experience on embedded deployment.

You can define like Hub deployment but RFC destination (SIDCLNT100) points to local.

Activate OData services. Transaction /IWFND/MAINT_SERVICE

After Fiori installation, OData services are not activated. You won't see Fiori services in the initial screen. Select Add Service.

Specify the System Alias and select Get Services.

Select the service you are going to activate. Assign package for transport and Add Service.

When the service is activated, SICF service for OData is generated.

Check the assigned System Alias to the service:  Transaction /IWFND/MAINT_SERVICE

You can check assigned system alias.

UI related services.


Also check app specific services.

If the service was activated with wrong system alias setting, please double check this table. You can correct the software version.